Supa de pui cu taitei – chicken soup with noodles

There is nothing better than a chicken soup on cold days. I remember traveling to Transylvania, that’s where my grandfather was born, when I was a little girl. I have lots of happy memories, but one of the memories is my aunt making home-made noodles. Here is a quick recipe.


Ingredients for soup

  • 4 chicken legs
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 parsley root
  • ½ celery root
  • 1 onion
  • salt & pepper
  • chicken or vegetable stock
  • parsley leaves

Ingredients for noodles

  • 150 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt


Clean the vegetables and cut the legs in pieces. Put everything to cook in fresh water for about 40 minutes. Take out the chicken and shred it into small pieces throwing away the bones. I throw away the onion, parsley and celery to make a clear soup. Put the chicken back in the pot add salt, pepper and the stock (I use cubes). Leave it on the side.

For noodles: Sieve the flour and mix with the egg and salt until a smooth dough. Here comes the toughest task. You have to stretch the dough to about 2-3 mm thin sheet. It takes a little bit of effort, but it’s worth it. After you stretches the dough you have several options to cut. I normally cut in half and then roll each half. Cut the noodles with a good knife about 5 mm thick. Spread the noodles on a paper and leave them to dry about 20 minutes.


Back to the soup, bring it to simmer, add the noodles and the chopped parsley and let it simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Serve hot in bowls. Poftă bună.


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